With the mercury falling to below -5c last night we were excited to find huge sheets of ice in our sand and water table today. The last time I explored ice was with a 4 year old mindee but this time it was a mindee and my son who are 30 and 29 months old respectively, and it was lovely to watch them explore something for the first time. They started to lift out the sheets with their hands before deciding to fish the remainder out with the fishing net.
They filled up a bucket before transporting it to a wheelbarrow and then mixing in some soil. I’m not sure of their thought process but they were completely emerged in their little game!
Areas of Learning covered: Communication & Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design
Characteristic of Effective Learning: Playing & Exploring: Finding out and exploring, Active Learning: Being involved and concentrating, Creating and thinking critically: Having their own ideas, Choosing ways to do things